New Format for Convention

During the 2016 conference at Glade Springs, we broke with tradition and introduced a new format which saw Saturday sessions eliminated.  This new format was designed to allow our members the opportunity to get the most out of the conference without giving up all of their much-needed relaxation time.  It was an exciting experience and the feedback was generally positive!  This year, we are introducing a few new twists as we continue to try and create the best conference experience.  For 2017:

  • The annual awards banquet dinner will be held on Thursday evening, rather than at the conclusion of the conference. This will allow for more attendees to be a part of honoring our accomplished members.  The theme for this event will be “favorite team”.  Be sure to check out the website for more details as we get closer to convention.
  • Friday night will feature the President’s social.  This will be a great way to unwind and relax after an exhilarating conference. There will be a cash bar and karaoke.
  • Another major change is the Jump Rope for Heart / Hoops for Heart luncheon.  This event will now be included with the awards banquet as we want to allow the full membership the opportunity to celebrate our American Heart champions!

As we near completion of the final agenda, we’ll be publishing all conference details and events on the website. Be sure you are signed up to receive updates by visiting